Methodist leads Greensboro College by six strokes in the GC Invitational

Posted by Andy Durham on September 28, 2009 at 5:39 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

Walburg, NC — Methodist University shot a first round 286 and leads host Greensboro College by six strokes after day one at the GC Invitational held at the Meadowlands Golf Course. Greensboro’s Ben Nihart (Winston-Salem, NC/(home school)) and MU’s Josh Speight are tied for the individual lead after carding minus-three 69 rounds.

Methodist, which is two under par as a team, had two other players break par on the day: Alex Weir (70) and Josh Schrader (71) on the par 72 course.

Brock Elder (Greensboro, NC/Vandalia Christian) shot even par for The Pride and aided the host team’s first round 292 tally. GC is three strokes ahead of Cape Fear Community College, which posted a 295. Landon Pearson paced the Sea Devils with a minus-one score.

In fourth place is Oglethrope, the defending NCAA Division III national champions. Matthew Rebitch, stroked a 70 to lead the Stormy Petrels. Guilford and Washington & Lee tallied 301 team scores and are tied for fifth place.

Individually, Nihart and Speight hold a one shot lead over Rebitch, Weir and North Carolina Wesleyan’s Jack Gilbert.

The tournament concludes on Tuesday.

Team Scores
1 Methodist University……….. 286 -2
2 Greensboro College……….. 292 +4
3 Cape Fear CC………………. 295 +7
4 Oglethorpe University……….298 +10
t 5 Guilford College…………… 301 +13
t 5 Washington & Lee Univ……301 +13
t 7 Maryville College………….. 304 +16
t 7 North Carolina Wesleyan… 304 +16
t 9 Bridgewater College……….. 305 +17
t 9 Emory University…………… 305 +17
11 Lees McRae College………309 +21
12 Averett University…………. 313 +25
13 Greensboro “B”…………….. 321 +33

Top 10 Individuals
1 NIHART, Ben………. Greensboro College…………. 69 -3
t 1 SPEIGHT, Josh…….. Methodist University……….. 69 -3
t 3 GILBERT, Jack…….. North Carolina Wesleyan……70 -2
t 3 Rebitch, Matthew….. Oglethorpe University………. 70 -2
t 3 WEIR, Alex……….. Methodist University……….. 70 -2
t 6 Lanagan, Matt…….. Washington & Lee Univ………. 71 -1
t 6 Pearson, Landon…… Cape Fear CC………………. 71 -1
t 6 SCHRADER, Josh……. Methodist University……….71 -1
t 9 Bridwell, Trey……. Maryville College………….. 72 E
t 9 Cason, Jeremy…….. Maryville College………….. 72 E
t 9 ELDER, Brock……… Greensboro College…………. 72 E
t 9 Latimer, Peter……. Guilford College…………… 72 E


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